Calendar

Telegraph Quartet is pictured performing at the annual Music Day in the Veterans Building, a free marathon featuring local performers. (Courtesy Scott-Chernis)

Good Day Oct. 6-8, 2019

SF Music Day 2019, Scribble Showdown, Grace Cathedral Blessing of the Animals, Ilya Blinov, Alexander String Quartet, Dodie, Lana Del Rey, Odd Mondays Reading Series, Urban Picnic, Jonas Brothers, Jonas Brothers, Boy & Bear

  • Oct 5, 2019
Telegraph Quartet is pictured performing at the annual Music Day in the Veterans Building, a free marathon featuring local performers. (Courtesy Scott-Chernis)
“Families of Abraham (Jews, Christians, & Muslims),” a display of portraits of dozens of people of varied religions and ethnicities at various locations, is celebrated with a reception at Think Round Fine Arts on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Oct. 3-5, 2019

String Cheese Incident, Continuous Thread, Sintonía, Lizz Winstead, Whiskyfest, Van Morrison, Experience Hendrix, Families of Abraham (Jews, Christians, & Muslims), DanceWright Project, Renee Fleming, Symphony Silicon Valley

  • Oct 3, 2019
“Families of Abraham (Jews, Christians, & Muslims),” a display of portraits of dozens of people of varied religions and ethnicities at various locations, is celebrated with a reception at Think Round Fine Arts on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
“Xanda’s Lion Justice and Anti-Trophy Hunt Flan Plate” by Yukari Sakura is among the art works in “Big Bellies,” an exhibition at the Jewish Community Center hosting a reception on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Creativity Explored Licensing)

Good Day Oct. 2-3, 2019

Big Bellies, Charli XCX, Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan, Greta Van Fleet, Coffee With a Cop Day, Morrisey, Debbie Harry, Ruston Kelly, Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, María Dueñas, #Femmasculine

  • Oct 2, 2019
“Xanda’s Lion Justice and Anti-Trophy Hunt Flan Plate” by Yukari Sakura is among the art works in “Big Bellies,” an exhibition at the Jewish Community Center hosting a reception on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Creativity Explored Licensing)
Jordan Casteel’s “The Baayfalls” is among the paintings in “Returning the Gaze” at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center through Feb. 20. (Courtesy Jordan Casteel, Casey Kaplan, New York)

Good Day Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2019

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze, Folsom Street Fair, Anthropocene-The Human Epoch, Paula Cole, Annalee Newitz, Shura, Vampire Weekend, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Marie Lu

  • Sep 28, 2019
Jordan Casteel’s “The Baayfalls” is among the paintings in “Returning the Gaze” at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center through Feb. 20. (Courtesy Jordan Casteel, Casey Kaplan, New York)
Russian Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake,” featuring Olga Kifyak and Evgeny Svetlitsa, is onstage at San Mateo’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 28, and the San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on Sunday, Sept. 29. (Courtesy Russian Ballet Theatre)

Good Day Sept. 26-28, 2019

Bob Seger, The Other Mozart, Smuin Dance Series 1, Monterey Jazz Festival, Maná, Glen Hansard, SF Conservatory of Music Kickoff Weekend, Great America’s Halloween Haunt, El Rio, Russian Ballet Theatre, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Portola Garden Tour

  • Sep 26, 2019
Russian Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake,” featuring Olga Kifyak and Evgeny Svetlitsa, is onstage at San Mateo’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 28, and the San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on Sunday, Sept. 29. (Courtesy Russian Ballet Theatre)
Akwaeke Emezi speaks about “PET,” an acclaimed gender-defying young adult novel, at Books Inc. in Alameda on Thursday. (Courtesy Beowulf Sheehan)

Good Day Sept. 25-26, 2019

Mari Andrew, San Francisco Public Press 10-Year Anniversary Party, Bier! Brezeln! Bratwurst!, Hot Mikado, Day6, Les Blank documentaries, Chanticleer, Friendly Fires

  • Sep 25, 2019
Akwaeke Emezi speaks about “PET,” an acclaimed gender-defying young adult novel, at Books Inc. in Alameda on Thursday. (Courtesy Beowulf Sheehan)
“Push,” which follows U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Leilani Farha as she investigates why living in cities has become unaffordable, opens the five-day San Francisco Green Festival at the Castro on Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Sept. 22-24, 2019

Mark Morris Dance Group, Presidio Theatre Open House, PUSHFest, Community Music Center Sunday, Making Faces-Portraits by John Kascht, WWE Monday Night Raw, SF Green Film Festival, Margaret Atwood, George Takei, Durand Jones, Kurt Ribak, Incubus

  • Sep 21, 2019
“Push,” which follows U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Leilani Farha as she investigates why living in cities has become unaffordable, opens the five-day San Francisco Green Festival at the Castro on Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)
The one and only Charo brings her versatile act to Herbst Theatre on Sept. 21. (Courtesy Jason Altaan)                                The one and only Charo brings her versatile act to Herbst Theatre on Friday. (Courtesy Jason Altaan)

Good Day Sept. 19-21, 2019

The Mending Project, The Wolves, Charo, Legacy Film Festival on Aging, Mike Henderson-Honest to Goodness, Blue Marble Benefit, Brian McKnight, Oktoberfest by the Bay, Redwood City Salsa Festival, Janet Jackson, Jon Nakamatsu, Opera in the Ballpark

  • Sep 19, 2019
The one and only Charo brings her versatile act to Herbst Theatre on Sept. 21. (Courtesy Jason Altaan)                                The one and only Charo brings her versatile act to Herbst Theatre on Friday. (Courtesy Jason Altaan)
Drummer John Hanrahan and his combo, including saxophonist Andrew Dixon, play Wayne Shorter’s “Juju” at SFJAZZ on Thursday. (Courtesy r.r. jones)

Good Day Sept. 18-19, 2019

Friends of SF Public Library Big Book Sale, Antoni Porowski, MIKA, Cirque Mei, Ariel Pink, Mumford & Sons, John Hanrahan Quartet, Culture for Community Day, Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly-The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream, Tour, San Francisco Symphony: MTT & Trifonov-Rachmaninoff & John Adam, Bill and Flicka-Generous Spirits

  • Sep 18, 2019
Drummer John Hanrahan and his combo, including saxophonist Andrew Dixon, play Wayne Shorter’s “Juju” at SFJAZZ on Thursday. (Courtesy r.r. jones)
Austin quartet Explosions in the Sky plays the Fox Theater in Oakland on Monday. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Sept. 15-17, 2019

Comedy Day, Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale, Broadway Flipped, Sean Penn, Co-creating Hong Kong, Explosions in the Sky, John Mayer, Luis Fonsi, Avril Lavigne, Steely Dan, Selecter

  • Sep 14, 2019
Austin quartet Explosions in the Sky plays the Fox Theater in Oakland on Monday. (Courtesy photo)
Jazz Mafia reunites on Saturday for Brass, Bows and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony, a free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival concert. (Courtesy Ross Eustis)

Good Day Sept. 12-14, 2019

Fozzy, Test Dept., Blake Shelton, Elton John, Omri Shimron, Nina G, Revivalists, Ben Folds, Planet Home, Jazz Mafia, Jay Som, Bright Star, Opera San Jose’s Die Fledermaus, Greg Laswell

  • Sep 12, 2019
Jazz Mafia reunites on Saturday for Brass, Bows and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony, a free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival concert. (Courtesy Ross Eustis)
Mabel Valdiviezo, pictured in “Metamorphosis 7,” appears in CounterPulse Residency’s double bill, opening Thursday. (Courtesy Mercedes González)

Good Day Sept. 11-12, 2019

Eric Clapton, Gretchen Rubin, Mariko Tamaki, CounterPulse Residency Double Bill, Sigrid, MTT and Mahler, Doobie Brothers, Lizz Wright

  • Sep 11, 2019
Mabel Valdiviezo, pictured in “Metamorphosis 7,” appears in CounterPulse Residency’s double bill, opening Thursday. (Courtesy Mercedes González)
MindTravel’s SilentHike — a hiking, musical and meditation experience presented by Murray Hidary — takes place Tuesday at Lands End Trail. (Courtesy photo)

Good Day Sept. 8-10, 2019

Opera in the Park, Gregory Taboloff, Kidz Bop World Tour, The Maestrapeace, Kidchella, Cross Record, Gina Yashere, Adam Pasace, Historically Black College Universities Fair, MindTravel SilentHike, Dave Matthews Band

  • Sep 7, 2019
MindTravel’s SilentHike — a hiking, musical and meditation experience presented by Murray Hidary — takes place Tuesday at Lands End Trail. (Courtesy photo)
Soulskin dancers Andrea McGinnis and Emanuel Colombo appear in “Parallel Dialogues” onstage at Dance Mission Sept. 6-8. (Courtesy Annabelle Denmark)

Good Day Sept. 5-7, 2019

Stephen Marley, Admissions, Exit Strategy, Metallica and The San Francisco Symphony, Soulskin, SF Opera’s Romeo and Juliet, The Body Electric, Josh Groban, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Heart, Autumn Moon Festival, SF Opera’s Billy Budd, Due South Concert Series, Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

  • Sep 5, 2019
Soulskin dancers Andrea McGinnis and Emanuel Colombo appear in “Parallel Dialogues” onstage at Dance Mission Sept. 6-8. (Courtesy Annabelle Denmark)
“Schooltown Funk,” a one-act comedy featuring Jessica Martinez about the travails of public school teaching, is among Thursday’s opening night shows in the nine-day, 28th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival at the Exit theater complex. (Courtesy Sybil Patten)

Good Day Sept. 4-5, 2019

David Crosby, Korn, Alice in Chains, SF Symphony Opening, Longevity Project, Schooltown Funk, SF Fringe Festival, King Crimson, Not a Genuine Black Man, Daniel Handler, Veronica Swift, Renée Watson

  • Sep 4, 2019
“Schooltown Funk,” a one-act comedy featuring Jessica Martinez about the travails of public school teaching, is among Thursday’s opening night shows in the nine-day, 28th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival at the Exit theater complex. (Courtesy Sybil Patten)
The National, the classy band from Ohio that recently released its eighth studio album, plays Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater. (Courtesy Graham MacIndoe)

Good Day Sept. 1-3, 2019

The National, El Puro Party, Xavier Rudd, Hot Summer Night, Lieder Alive, Scottish Highland Gathering, Tiffany, As You Like It, Raveena

  • Aug 31, 2019
The National, the classy band from Ohio that recently released its eighth studio album, plays Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater. (Courtesy Graham MacIndoe)
Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott star in “Charlie’s Angels,” opening in November. (Courtesy Sony Entertainment)

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Movies

With fun and serious offerings, there’s something for everyone

Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott star in “Charlie’s Angels,” opening in November. (Courtesy Sony Entertainment)
Elton John’s final tour comes to Chase Center in September. (Courtesy photo)

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Pop Music

New Chase Center brings big acts to SF, yet smaller spots have lots to offer, too

Elton John’s final tour comes to Chase Center in September. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Opera opens its season with Gonoud’s “Romeo and Juliet.” (Courtesy Alain Hanel)

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Classical

Concerts showcase chamber, choral, operatic and orchestral artists

San Francisco Opera opens its season with Gonoud’s “Romeo and Juliet.” (Courtesy Alain Hanel)
Kiluanji Kia Henda’s “The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’zombo Before the Great Extinction Act I, 2017” is part of “Africa State of Mind” at the Museum of the African Diasopora. (Courtesy MOAD)

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Museums

Exhibitions feature renowned and emerging artists, past and present

Kiluanji Kia Henda’s “The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’zombo Before the Great Extinction Act I, 2017” is part of “Africa State of Mind” at the Museum of the African Diasopora. (Courtesy MOAD)